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Probe commission submits interim report to Chief minister on Sterilite firing

- May 14, 2021

Chennai, May 14(BPNS)

The single member commission of Justice (Retired) Aruna Jagadeesan , probing the anti Sterlite riots and police firing in Tuticorin in May 2018 that claimed the lives of 14 people, submitted an interim report to Chief minister MK Stalin on Friday.

Aruna Jagadeesan submitted the 35 page report along with supporting documents at the secretariat. This is the first interim report submitted by the commission.

It is learnt that the commission has recommended to the Chief minister to withdraw 235 cases against 400 people after the riots and police firing. Highly placed sources told IANS that this was the key recommendation as most of the people were finding it difficult to get jobs as a no objection certificate from the police.

On Thursday, the Chief minister’s office had sought a status report on the probe and this led to the commission submitting the report before the Chief minister.

The commission had conducted 27 sittings till April and summoned 1052 people and examined 719 of them. The commission also marked 1126 documents. The 28th sitting of the commission was to be held from May 17 to May 21st but was postponed due to the lockdown.